PED CERTIFICATION - PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE
What is PED Certification?
The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) is European Legislation aimed at removing the technical barriers to trade relating to the supply of pressure equipment throughout Europe. The PED is based on Essential Safety Requirements (ESRs) that govern design, manufacturing, inspection, and testing.
PED affects most equipment that will be placed on the market in the European Economic Area (EEA) designed for pressures above 0.5 bar g or 7.25 psi g.
The European directives for pressure equipment consist of:
- Simple pressure vessels (SPVD) – 2014/29/EU: Vessels for compressed air and nitrogen. For example, air compressors, pneumatic systems, braking systems, etc.
- Pressure equipment (PED) – 2014/68/EU:: Pressure vessels, heat exchangers, reactors, cryogenic vessels, water tube boilers, shell boilers, safety valves, valves, fire extinguishers, cylinders for breathing apparatus, etc.
- Transportable pressure equipment (TPED) – 2010/35/EU: High-pressure gas cylinders, LPG cylinders, cryogenic transport vessels, one-way bottles, gas cartridges, bundles of cylinders (frames), tanks for the transport of gases (cryogenic gases/LPG/etc.) on road and rail.
Benefits of PED Certification
Who can be certified PED Certification?
The PED offers manufacturers of pressure equipment 14 different conformity assessment options which permit the pressure equipment manufacturer to demonstrate compliance by variants on Quality Assurance.
Document required for PED Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of PED Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.
The implementation process is described below: